Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Changes to the TMDSAS Application for EY 2022

The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) would like to announce the following updates to the application for Entry Year 2022.


Socioeconomic Section
Language Proficiency. There is a new question asking applicants to select any languages, other than English, in which they are fluent and indicate the level of proficiency. The levels of proficiency are: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert/Native Speaker. Further information describing each level of proficiency is provided within the EY 2022 Application Handbook. It is important to note that this is self-reported by the applicant based on their own evaluation of their language skills. TMDSAS will not independently verify an applicant's language proficiency.


Family Section
Parent/Guardian Information. TMDSAS recognizes that the previous Family/Significant Person section did not represent all family types, therefore applicants now have the ability to complete up to six entries for parent/legal guardian. The options for each entry include biological parent, adoptive parent, stepparent, grandparent, sibling, and other legal guardian. There will no longer be a requirement to enter biological parents’ information.

Significant Person. Applicants now have the ability to enter up to six significant people, other than parents/legal guardians, who have played a significant role in their life. The options for each entry include grandparent, family friend, sibling, and spouse.


Leadership Activities Section
In addition to the prompt asking applicants if they have any leadership roles or positions of responsibility to enter, the language now specifies that in the absence of any leadership roles, the applicant may list leadership qualities learned from other opportunities.


Veterinary School Applicants
Required Planned Activities. Veterinary applicants are now required to complete the Planned Activities section. They will list future activities in which they plan on participating between the application deadline and August 2022.

 GRE no longer required. The TMDSAS veterinary schools no longer require the graduate record exam (GRE) for consideration for admission for EY 2022.


Application Submission
The TMDSAS Application will open Monday, May 3rd, 2021. Applicants will be able to submit applications as soon as Monday, May 17th, 2021. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are submitted.


Application Handbook
The Entry Year 2022 Application Handbook is available here.


If you have any questions about the items listed, please contact TMDSAS staff at

tmdsas logo

About the author: The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) is the centralized application processing service for applicants to the first-year entering classes at all of the public medical, dental, and veterinary schools in the State of Texas.

Breanna Bietz

About the author: Breanna L. Bietz is an applicant liaison and resource development specialist at TMDSAS. She contributes to the development of resources for applicants and serves as an editor of the Inside Health Education Newsroom as well as the TMDSAS Application Handbook. Additionally, she serves as a copywriter and curator of the TMDSAS website. Breanna works with the TMDSAS team to educate, prepare, and support applicants prior to the start of the application cycle and processes applications throughout the duration of the cycle. She participates in various outreach efforts, including on-campus or virtual workshops and applicant webinars. Breanna holds a master's degree from the University of New Orleans and a B.A. from the University of South Dakota.

Inside Health Education

View Related Items

Events/Office Hours

TMDSAS Office Hours Live Q&A on July 26 at 12 pm CT

Join the TMDSAS Support team live to get your application questions answered.

AppTips/TMDSAS Support

Transcribing Your Transcript: Entering Coursework into Your TMDSAS Application

Transcribing Your Transcript: Entering Coursework into Your TMDSAS Application and Common Questions

AppTips/TMDSAS Support

Decoding the TMDSAS Coursework Coding Options

You may be asking yourself, "what if I code them incorrectly and my application get delayed" (which it won’t)? This article provides clarity for each coding to help you select the best option for your courses.

AppTips/TMDSAS Support

How to Read Your PCR

Prescribed Coursework Report (PCR), what is that and what does that mean? As part of our article series Entering Coursework, we created this article to help you understand what the PCR report is and why it is important.